MJ Beck Consulting
Areas of Expertise:Biofuels, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Environment, Environmental Policy, Fuel Cells, Geothermal, Hydraulic Fracturing, Infrastructure, Innovation, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Power Sector, R&D, Regulation, Renewables, Smart Grid, Solar, Tax Policy, Transmission, Transportation, Wind
William ("Bill") Klun is the Financial Advisory Leader at MJ Beck Consulting LLC, a utility and energy consulting firm that assists investor-owned utilities, renewable energy firms and government organizations on critical strategic and operational objectives. He is also an advisor to Skystream Markets, Inc., a start-up technology firm, which has created an innovative digital trading platform to provide a futures market for illiquid energy commodity markets, focusing on the Renewable Energy Credits markets. In addition, Bill is a Visiting Professor of Energy Finance at New York University and is a member of the investment committee for energy technology at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
He has had a great deal of experience working in various high-level positions at various financial institutions and consulting firms specializing in energy and environmental finance. He has an MA in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania and and MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Recent Comments by Bill Klun
- "Having worked on carbon capture projects (and their twin, coal gasification), my experience has been that these projects fail miserably. The economic"
USE IT Act: Reducing Emissions Through Carbon Use Innovation, Not Regulation
- "Agree with the previous poster. You are still going to need an oxygenate. Gasoline consumption in 2017 was 143 billion gallons. This implies you ar"
Reducing the Ethanol Mandate is Smart Environmental Policy
- "This is a complicated subject.
Coal is dead. It cannot compete purely on economics. It deserves to die and is unworthy of bailout.
That said, "
Energy Company Bailouts: Avoiding the Mistakes of the Past
- "Once again (although it seems no one wants to hear it) the most politically palatable and economically efficient approach is a national cap and trade "
Carbon Tax: Barriers and Solutions
- "The simple fact is:
Coal is dead -- because the economics don't work.
It cannot compete economically against natural gas (purely based on margin"
A Reliable Grid Relies on Coal
- "A very timely and thoughtful discussion. I and my brain trust have been trying to figure out what to do about Puerto Rico. The sad concensus is: th"
Greater Resilience in a Climate-Enhanced World
- "This NOPR sounds very politically motivated. I agree with the previous poster. No sustained outage has ever been caused by a fuel supply issue. FER"
Pricing Grid Resiliency: A Lifeline for Coal and Nuclear?
- "I believe it will be the norm. For example, it is a little know fact that ISS pretty much decides how shareholders will vote worldwide......they are "
Targeting Corporate Climate Risk
- "“Is increased stakeholder activism having an act"
Targeting Corporate Climate Risk
- "If the United States withdraws from the Paris Agreement, it will send a clear message to the international community that the United States is abdicat"
Ramifications of Paris Exit